Global Market Expected to Peak in 2020 Following Great Britain’s Government-Mandated Smart Meter Rollout
March 9, 2015
Shortly after Google purchased Nest Labs in January 2014, home energy management stakeholders began reporting increased market activity, as the acquisition signaled to vendors, utilities, service providers, and retailers that the value in home energy management was finally gaining recognition, notes Navigant Research.
Mesh Networking to be Used for Bluetooth-Enabled HVAC Systems, Smart Locks, and More
March 6, 2015
The Bluetooth Special Interest Group (SIG) has announced the formation of the Bluetooth® Smart Mesh Working Group. As more Bluetooth Smart sensors are used in the home, mesh networking will become an important component to ensure Bluetooth-enabled HVAC systems, smart locks, and more work together in the smart home.
The Smart Homes Market Is Highly Fragmented but a Consolidation Is Expected
February 23, 2015
The global smart homes market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17 percent between 2015 and 2020, and reach $58.68 billion by 2020, according to a new market research report published by MarketsandMarkets.
Nearly 62,000 Attend HVACR Industry's Premier Event
February 23, 2015
The 2015 AHR Expo blew into the Windy City and proceeded to trump all previous Chicago expo records as manufacturers, contractors, and distributors from all around the country traveled to the Midwest to discover what’s new and trending in the HVACR industry.
The concept of a “connected home” has been working its way into the public consciousness for decades, and the hype and buzz surrounding that premise is now starting to reach a fever pitch as potential began giving way to reality at the 2015 AHR Expo in Chicago.
Wi-Fi thermostat advancements have been talked about by many inside and outside the HVAC industry the last couple of years. The AHR Expo was no exception as a plethora of companies showcased just how smart their thermostats have become.
Companies Previously Partnered to Create Wi-Fi-enabled Carrier® Côr™ Thermostat
February 9, 2015
Carrier Corp. made a minority equity investment in ecobee Inc., marking an expansion in the parties’ strategic relationship following their collaboration to create the new Wi-Fi-enabled Carrier® Côr™ thermostat.